Hot rods are typically old, classic, or modern American cars that have been rebuilt or modified with large engines modified for more speed and acceleration.
Hot rodding is about nostalgia, re-creating a long-gone era. It's also about modifying a car to make it unique. Hot rods are not restorations, and as far as style goes, there are no rules. With that being said, many hot rodders want to build their cars "period-correct," in the style of one particular era or another. This book will bring you back to the memories of The Hot Rodding Time.
This book began in Southern California in the 1930s and had spread throughout the United States by the mid-1950s, spawning the sport of drag racing and the advent of the Detroit "muscle cars" of the '60s and '70s. Hot Rod Magazine and the National Hot Rod Association promoted the formation of responsible car clubs to combat the delinquent reputation of hot rodders, earned through illegal street races and Hollywood's portrayal in "B" movies. When the hot rodders were not busy upgrading their drivetrain for more horsepower or "chopping" and "channeling" for improved performance, they could often be seen on the streets of Middletown feeding expired parking meters or rescuing motorists whose cars had broken down or run out of gas. By 1966, as was the fate of so many hot rod clubs, the mass production of Detroit muscle cars ushered the Pacemakers to fold
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